Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1933 until his death on April 12, 1945, when he was succeeded by Harry S. Truman.
Roosevelt is best known for the New Deal, his attempt to end the Great Depression through further government intervention, and for involving the United States in World War II.
In 1937, Roosevelt attempted to "pack" the Supreme Court with six new justices after the existing court repeatedly blocked his interventionist legislation.
- â†‘ John Attarian. The Roots of the Social Security Myth, p.11, online version, referenced 2010-12-15.